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Italian wine exports: numbers and considerations | DoctorWine

Italian wine exports: numbers and considerations | DoctorWine

| May 7, 2018

The latest data on Italian wine exports show that they have not been able to break the threshold of six billion euros in value. But even at 5.989 billion euros they were a good result compared to 5.623 billion euros in 2016, representing an increase of around 6%. On the downside, if there is one, […]

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Vinitaly Brings Italy’s Wine Superstars to Verona 

Vinitaly Brings Italy’s Wine Superstars to Verona 

| April 17, 2018

Vinitaly, Italy’s annual wine and spirits trade fair, kicked off April 14 with OperaWine, a tasting presenting 107 of Italy’s top wine producers, selected by Wine Spectator. Held at Verona’s historic Palazzo della Gran Guardia, the seventh edition of OperaWine drew more than 2,000 invited guests from around the world, including American restaurateur and vintner […]

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Andrew Balducci, of the iconic NYC gourmet food store, dead at 92

Andrew Balducci, of the iconic NYC gourmet food store, dead at 92

| March 31, 2018

Balducci was born in Brooklyn but raised in Italy after his family moved back when he was two months old. He returned to New York with his family in 1939, later serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II and participating in the D-Day invasion. Source: Andrew Balducci, of the iconic NYC gourmet food […]

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Houston Restaurant Legend Tony Vallone Honored For Excellence In Italian Cuisine

Houston Restaurant Legend Tony Vallone Honored For Excellence In Italian Cuisine

| March 20, 2018

It’s not a stretch to call Tony Vallone a Houston restaurant legend. For over 50 years, he’s been the powerhouse behind Tony’s, the swanky Italian restaurant that’s long been a staple for foodies and the see-and-be-seen crowd alike. He also founded Vallone’s steakhouse in the Memorial area and Ciao Bello near the Galleria. He also started La Grigilia and… […]

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Appetites: Italian-American cuisine is back, here’s where to find it

Appetites: Italian-American cuisine is back, here’s where to find it

| March 14, 2018

It’s one of the hottest emerging new cuisines in Minnesota, but many already consider a classic. Italian-American food. Here’s where to find some great restaurants specializing in the cuisine around the Twin Cities. Source: Appetites: Italian-American cuisine is back, here’s where to find it

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A Guide to Franciacorta, Italy’s Most Chill Wine Region

A Guide to Franciacorta, Italy’s Most Chill Wine Region

| February 25, 2018

Here, vines heavy with chardonnay, pinot nero, and pinot bianco grapes yield Italy’s most delicate sparkling wine, the namesake Franciacorta. With a second fermentation process similar to that of Champagne, Franciacorta is drier, yeastier, and more complex than Italy’s better-known bubbly, prosecco. Yet unlike France’s Champagne or Italy’s own Tuscany, the Franciacorta region is, in wine […]

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Amarone Is Italy’s Great Meditation Wine: Its New Release Is For Thinking Livelier

Amarone Is Italy’s Great Meditation Wine: Its New Release Is For Thinking Livelier

| February 25, 2018

In 2014, throughout Italy the summer never quite got up to speed. Instead of grape-ripening sun, northern vineyards especially were covered in clouds and rain, a lack of light and warmth that hit red wine places like Veneto’s Valpolicella hard. With the cool dampness came vine damage, destructive downy mildew and flavor-changing botrytis, the “noble rot” that’s a boon […]

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Group Calls For Firing Over Eataly’s ‘Bring Home an Italian’ Advertisement – NBC Chicago

Group Calls For Firing Over Eataly’s ‘Bring Home an Italian’ Advertisement – NBC Chicago

| January 25, 2018

Why is this controversy involving Eataly in Chicago continuing? The advertisement placed in the window of the River North marketplace reportedly reads “BRING HOME AN ITALIAN, WORTH THE SMELL” in large print, followed by an image of white truffles.The sign, which some believe to be an offensive message about Italians, continues with smaller print, “Fresh white […]

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A Three-Day Trek Along Prosecco Road Is Italy’s Bubbliest, Best-Kept Secret | VinePair

A Three-Day Trek Along Prosecco Road Is Italy’s Bubbliest, Best-Kept Secret | VinePair

| January 21, 2018

“This area is akin to Sonoma twenty years ago,” travel writer Mark Ellwood declared in Conde Nast Traveler. Almost every inch of the narrow, meandering stretch, called La Strada del Prosecco in Italian, is surrounded by vines. Pedestrians and cyclists share passage with cars and Vespas as the road winds between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, passing […]

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International Business Entrepreneur and Cafe Milano’s Franco Nuschese to be honored at NIAF’s 40th Anniversary Gala

International Business Entrepreneur and Cafe Milano’s Franco Nuschese to be honored at NIAF’s 40th Anniversary Gala

| October 13, 2015

Franco Nuschese, president of Georgetown Entertainment Group LLC, and owner of Cafe Milano in Washington, D.C., will be honored at the National Italian American Foundation’s (NIAF) 40th Anniversary Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. Nuschese will receive the NIAF 40th Anniversary Award for Leadership and Service on October 17, 2015, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. […]

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Nigellissima: Easy Italian-Inspired Recipes

Nigellissima: Easy Italian-Inspired Recipes

| March 8, 2013

Nigellissima, like the Italian cooking from which it takes its inspiration, is a celebration of food that is fresh, delicious, and unpretentious. Here Nigella Lawson serves up 120 straightforward and mouthwatering recipes that are quick and easy yet elevate weeknight meals into no-fuss feasts. “It was when I was sixteen or seventeen that I decided […]

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CIBO The Culinary Institute of Bologna For Foodies

CIBO The Culinary Institute of Bologna For Foodies

| March 1, 2013

Begin the day’s culinary adventure at CIBO -The Culinary Institute of Bologna For Foodies by in the early morning by meeting in a local café. There you will enjoy complimentary cappuccino and brioche. We will outline the day’s menu and then we will proceed to the famous Bologna market. Along the way to the market […]

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